Saginaw Forest is an 80 acre parcel of land owned by the University of Michigan, located 5 miles west of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The majority of the site is currently undeveloped, and used as a field research area.
The University is interested in developing a small facility on site (approximately 5 acres), which would provide an off-campus venue for meetings, retreats, and other University events. Proposed plans for such a facility must be conducive to the property’s size and character, impact the ecosystems as minimally as possible, and include the following program components:
1,000 s.f. meeting/lab space
300 s.f. kitchen/utility space
4-5 bedrooms, 150 s.f. each
12 parking spaces (2 accessible)
400 s.f. covered outdoor space
30 person fire ring
The deliverables for the design included a [CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACK], complete with site plan, planting plan, and details of certain areas of the design (such as seatwalls, and wooden benches and decking). I chose to toss in some sketches, and detail perspectives, as well, to help communicate the design ideas to the client.
Site Design Sketches
Construction Documents Showing the Design
Check out the complete [CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT PACK FOR SAGINAW FOREST DESIGNS] for the site.